November 1 to December 19, 2014

Baskets and Pottery of

BRENDA FAIRWEATHER


Art by Brenda Fairweather

Artist, basket weaver, and potter, Brenda Fairweather enjoys inspiring others to find their creative self and have fun with ceramic and basket art.

This artist works with clay to create usable pottery that is dishwasher and microwave safe. Pottery is part of Brenda's heritage as J.D. Heatwole was a forbearer who made pottery in the Valley before the Civil War. Brenda continues in her forbearer's footsteps with her own pottery creations.

And she also has a decades-long passion for basket weaving and uses fibers and materials found in the Shenandoah Valley. Brenda loves working with grapevines for their grain, tendrils, knots and curves that reflect the elements that shaped each vine. Every basket's handles or ribs are one of a kind making each basket a unique piece of art.

For more information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/. While online read about other events and programs offered at the EJC Arboretum throughout the fall season.

September 1 to December 19, 2014

Encaustic and Oil Paintings of

JEWEL YODER HERTZLER


Art by Jewel Yoder Hertzler

Visit the Frances Plecker Education Center at the EJC Arboretum beginning September 1st to enjoy paintings that reveal the play of light on color rich trees and rocks, mountains and valleys. Jewel Hertzler is an artist whose family roots run deep in the Shenandoah Valley. She follows in the footsteps of a Valley grandmother who was an artist, and another ancestor who was a well-known potter. With a BS degree in Art Education from Old Dominion University, Hertzler recently retired from teaching at Broadway High School.

Jewel Hertzler has begun teaching seasonal children's art programs at the EJC Arboretum, exhibits at the Oasis Gallery in Harrisonburg, and gives private and group lessons from her studio at the Spitzer Art Center.

For more information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/. While online read about other events and programs offered at the EJC Arboretum throughout the fall season.